Commentary

Cream rising to top of Power Rankings

PER Diem: Nov. 30, 2009

Updated: November 30, 2009, 12:59 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Kobe BryantNoah Graham/NBAE/Getty ImagesHollinger's Power Rankings are coming into focus with Kobe's Lakers making their way up the charts.

Much as the Saturday of a golf tournament is called "moving day" because it's the day when players prepare for a push to the top, this past holiday weekend could be thought of as "moving week" in the NBA. For the first month of the season, we didn't have much power to rank, as there was no dominant team in sight. In the past week, however, that's changed quickly, and suddenly the usual suspects have made their way toward the apex of the Power Rankings.